When Linda Wong asked her son to help her write The Mom's Pocket Guide to Watching Football by providing descriptions of the positions, Mom was going to an expert: Kailee Wong lined up at strongside linebacker, both defensive ends and on special teams in his first two years. "Mainly, I helped her with the language," he says. "I kept it in layman's terms." Last season Minnesota's defense, in just such terms, stank. Wong, who moves to middle linebacker this year, is expected to bolster a defense that ranked 27th in 1999. "We're sick of being known as just an offensive powerhouse," he says. "Things will be better this year."